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http://www.ahc-camberley.co.uk/ woops spelt it wrong theres the one

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First post updated with a new shop...

http://www.modelfixings.co.uk/

Site isn't brill but good range of fittings and next day delivery.

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A lot of stuff that could be helpful but dam is that web site horrible, you would think a 12 year old had made it. #-o
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LOL probably becuase it's owned by some 65 year old man who got some money after his retirement... who likes building models.
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Why isnt this stickied? :?

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Good question! :P

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http://www.tastynuts...te/frameset.htm

Anodised nuts & bolts! :)

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http://shop.ebay.co....QQ_fromZQQ_mdoZ

Cheap black bolts! <dance1>

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great list has helped alot :)
"If you build a man a fire he'll be warm for the night, set a man on fire he'll be warm for the rest of his life"

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I'm looking for some higher quality cutting wheels for Dremel, original Dremel does not last for very long really so you spend half of the time changing cutting discs

I remember seeing some as a part of someones build log but can't find it now

Edited by ericappla, 17 April 2009 - 05:39 PM.


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Why isnt this stickied? :?


agree its a good post m8t <dance1>

Edited by TheRealNeo, 18 April 2009 - 01:30 AM.


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I'm looking for some higher quality cutting wheels for Dremel, original Dremel does not last for very long really so you spend half of the time changing cutting discs

I remember seeing some as a part of someones build log but can't find it now


Here you go:

Reinforced Cutting Discs

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ahh cheers for that dave, I was just about to ask where I could get some of those. XD

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Cheeers Dave, these are not exactly the one I 've seen but I guess they will do the trick, they are just a little too thick

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black pop rivets!

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...34.c0.m14.l1262
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Are you guys reading my mind or something.

Thats the second thing I've been looking for you've linked me straight to.

Cheers. :D

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http://specialistpaints.com/index.php

not sure on quality yet but ill be ordering some soon. Got a good selection of colours/effects that they can put into an aerosol can

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nice link Aaron, dam still as expensive as ever though, £800 for few literes etc
in some cases

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For paint yes. Can get 400ml cans for £8.99 which is what i was looking at which isnt too bad tbh bearing in mind halfords sell paint for £5.99

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Hey guys,

I am new here, just joined yesterday. I saw a few people asking about black screws and things and thought i would post up a topic i made on overclock.net about UK case modding supplies.


General Modding Supplies

These are places that supply general stuff for modding.

Kustom PCs <-- One of the best modding shops. One of the only places in the UK i found to supply things like molex plugs of all sorts and the pins to go with them

B&Q <-- Good place to get power tools, general gubbins.




Cable Management

This section outlines everything from sleeving to heatshrink to zip ties to cable clips.

Sleeving

http://en.mdpc-x.com/ <-- By far some of the best sleeving in the world. Nils the owner is a great guy and will give you a small free gift if you spend a fair amount. Each customer also gets a unique hand drawn picture on the packaging which is a nice touch :) Be prepared to pay a premium though! The quality comes at a fair cost. It is well worth it though! MDPC do packs of sleeving to make your life very easy too with full instructions on how to sleeve.

Rapid Online <-- Not normally known for anything to do with PC building. They are the biggest UK electronic component supplier, but also do rather nice sleeving. It is also incredibly cheap. You can get a 100m roll for £30 which is VERY good. Unfortunately they only go down to 5mm heatshrink. They do grey and black sleeving

Kustom PCs <-- Get TechFlex Cleancut. It is by far the best they do. Cuts very neatly. AC Ryan sleeving is NOT good. I have found it to set on fire when trying to seal the ends, whereas all other types just melt and seal nicely.

Heatshrink

One place. Rapid Online. They are the cheapest and best value. 3:1 is the best, but if you know what sizes you need then 2:1 mini reels are great value, 12m for £5.

Cable Management (bases, zip ties, clips)

Kustom PCs <-- Nice selection of things, some times run out of stock though.




Fittings

Screws and fittings are very hard to come by, and you can guarantee you will get ripped off by the actual PC companies if you buy fittings through them. Especially hard to come by are black oxide screws. In the US these are abundant in all hardware stores, sadly the 'hardware store' has died out in the UK and has been replaced by the monstrosity that is Homebase. We need McMaster in the UK...

Model Fixings <-- This company saved me from paying a ridiculous amount of money importing machine screws from the US. They have EVERY kind of nut and bolt you could imagine. Particularly good are the black hex screws. They do all types; cap, button, countersunk, you name it. They do it! Also do it in all sizes including UNC (imperial basically) and metric. NB: Oxide means black. They have pictures though so you can normally tell.

Rapid Online <-- If you need some standoffs, go there. They have every possible kind in any length from 3mm up to 3cm, sometimes more. They also do nice silver ones which look better than the brass ones. Also do an OK range of other fittings.

Maplin <-- They have an ok range of standard PC fittings. They can be expensive though, and the staff are idiots so order it online.




Lighting and Electronics

Making your case pretty and glowing can be expensive. Here are the top places to buy cathodes, LEDs and general electronics.

LED HK <-- THE place to buy LEDs. Don't you dare buy them and pay £1 per LED from Maplin, this places sells you 100 for £8. They are very good too. Come packaged in a static bag and everything. Come from the Hong Kong so expect around a weeks delivery time.

Rapid Online <-- The best place in the UK to buy electronics. Whether you are making a PWM fan controller or just buying some resistors, they do it cheap! We are talking 50p for 100 resistors here guys :D They also have a massive range of ICs and rare components. However shipping is massive until it becomes free at around £40. Make big orders here or you will be paying more than the value of the products in shipping!

Maplin <-- I do not like putting Maplin down, I have had bad experiences with them. However they do have some things that i can't get anywhere else and they have a massive range of things that are very useful such as soldering irons etc. NEVER buy computer hardware from them, their returns policies are ridiculous, as are their prices. They have saved my bacon and alot of time a few times though and are cheap on things like capacitors. Not LEDs though, they are expensive, you have to find them in stock first though... but that is another story!

http://cpc.farnell.com/ <-- Nearly as good as rapid, and apparently there is an advantage with it being in Preston(?).




Switches

Alot of people don't know what to use for a switch on their case. Vandal switches are the way to go! Expensive, but look amazing :)

Kustom PCs <-- Normally have lots of types in stock but few of them. Email them to find out when they get them in and ask them to notify you when they come in, they are very nice there and great service. Even have latching vandal switches which are a rare things to find.


Rapid Online <-- Not very many vandal switches and they are all silver, but they have a nice range of other switches.




Taps

Taps are used to make threads for PCB pillars and mounting hard drives etc.

Model Fixings <-- The only place i would recommend. Excellent service and great quality taps.




Powdercoating

We all known the best place for it, just pm Marcus!



Laser Cutting and Water Jet cutting

Again, we know the best place, just pm Marcus!




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